CALL FOR REFERENDUM/RESTRUCTURING/RENEGOTIATION
The 1999 Constitution preamble is a FRAUD in that it says “We the People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Having Firmly and Solemnly Resolved to Live in Unity as One Indivisible and Indissoluble Sovereign Nation …. Do Hereby Make and Give to Ourselves the Following Constitution” because the people did not participate. The MILITARY made the changes by decree as noted by Abdusalam Abubakar in Decree No. 24 of the 1999 Constitution which spelt out the step-by-step process of how the so-called 1999 Constitution was made by the Armed Forces Ruling Council of the time. This shows clearly that there was no meeting of the constituent Peoples of Nigeria nor any Firm or Solemn Resolution to become One Sovereign Political Union as claimed in the Preamble to that Constitution.
In addition, there are other HUGE issues with the 1999 Constitution compared to the 1963 Constitution that we agreed to:
- There were 4 regions and they governed themselves without having a federal government telling them how to run their region but now the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTROLS EVERYTHING.
- The federal government now controls how the country’s resources are divided, how the election rules are set up, electricity, NNPC, Army, police, roads, etc. which is laid out in 68 items that are excluded and 32 that are supposed to be at the States level but really isn’t.
What has happened is that the minority far North now controls everything putting Nigeria in a state similar to APARTHEID in South Africa!
NOW is the time for CHANGE and lots of people are now calling for the END of the ILLEGAL 1999 Constitution.
Over the past more than 10 years, Christians and indigenous Nigerians have been slaughtered by Fulani Herdsmen and Terrorists including Boko Haram, ISIS, ISWAP, and AlQeeda. Estimates indicate that over 60,000 have been killed, over 3 Million are in Internally Displaced People’s Camps (IDPs) and over 250,000 are refugees in other countries. These are grim numbers and the carnage has not stopped. In recent years and especially in 2020, lots of voices have been heard indicating that the government the government is not only failing to protect its people but might be aiding and abetting the Herdsmen and Terrorists in carrying out the attacks on unarmed Christians and Indigenes. The Nigerian Government has done nothing to stop that perception as they issued a statement in a newspaper article telling people that it is better to give up their lands than to be dead and more recently pardoning over 1,400 allegedly “repentant” Boko Haram terrorists and enlisting them in the Nigerian army and police.
Over the past years, the world has seen the carnage left by Boko Haram and men purported to be Fulani “herdsmen” attacks on Christians in Northern Nigeria and in recent years, the attacks by heavily armed men with modern sophisticated assault weapons, purported to be “herdsmen”, brutally killing Christians including women and children, raping women, and completely destroying their farms and homes in the Middle Belt (MB) of Nigeria. While these attacks have been horrific, there is a current and imminent threat that is much more insidious, diabolical, and on a significantly grander scale geared towards not only systematic destruction of Christians in the Middle Belt, and South areas, but total annihilation of the inhabitants and occupation of these areas by Fulani Jihadists and those seeking a country for the Fulani’s scattered around Africa. In 2018, retired General T. Y. Danjuma, a close personal friend of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, made a powerful speech warning Christians and indigenous Nigerians that what will happen in Nigeria will make Somalia’s genocide “appear to be a child’s play”. We, like General T. Y. Danjuma firmly believe this new threat is going to be the start of a massive war waged by the Fulanis to methodically, brutally, and completely eradicate the indigenous Nigerian Christian people in the Middle Belt and South of Nigeria.